Friday, May 27, 2011

a day at the beach

georges seurat evening, honfleur

they've pulled away
leaving dusk in their wake

now sitting in candled living rooms
far from the chilled stone grind

their eyes
soften with memories
behind blinded windows


Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I am now following your beautiful blog and hope you will also follow mine.

Regards, Mari

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely words steven. I love the pointilliste painters - the picture leaves a beautiful image as do your words.

Ruth said...

I have such fond memories of that warmth felt at the end of a day at the beach!

steven said...

mari welcome and thankyou for the kind invitation! steven

steven said...

weaver i think the first impressionist paintings i saw were by seurat. i do recall the feeling of amazement as i dug deeper into the impresionist works and had all the "rules" of art rewritten and not for the last time either. steven

steven said...

ruth - it's a lovely afterglow. steven

Kathleen said...

I rather LOVE this one, Steven!
(Not to put too fine a point on it-LOL!)

SG said...

Beautiful words!

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

steven, at dusk, the sea leaves memories that adorn the windows of the senses. Beautiful painting.

[spend a little time in the ocean...]

Kathleen said...

So Steven--
Have you ever considered submitting your work for print publication or poetry contests. I hereby declare that you should. Your work is simply exquisite.

steven said...

kathleen when i saw the painting (again) i was immediately drawn to think of the people who would return home and then to wonder, with what? i've been one of those people. i wrote the words to try and hold what i saw. thankyou for your kindness. steven

steven said...

sg - thankyou very much. i write what makes itself available!! steven

steven said...

oa.s, i love being by water at dusk. the sky and the water commune and there's a closing of the curtains between the two wallls of their mirroring. steven

steven said...

kathleen - hmmmm. well i have wondered if i might arrive at that point some time but i've not really felt it yet. i think it would be so extremely cool to create a book with prints and text and all the details and the stuff of a book. thanks for the support and prompting - i wouldn't even know where to start! steven

Jo said...

"far from the chilled stone grind.."

what a beautiful phrase.

This is lovely, Steven, as is the Seurat. I was fortunate enough to see several of his works while I was in Paris a few years back. I was amazed at their size (enormous), and equally amazed at the thought of one seemingly random point, when place in perspective with other equally 'random' points, created a vision of unsurpassed beauty.

Life lesson, eh? ♥

steven said...

jo you got me thinking . . . have i ever seen an actual seurat painting and i believe i have but i can't remember where or when. the points are so like people or insects or stars. life lesson. uh huh! steven

Kathleen said...

I might have some ideas for you, Steven. You could certainly create your own book, but I really think you should consider submitting some of your work to some literary journals or some contests. The big wide world should have the opportunity to partake of your gifts!